Day: February 13, 2019

V K Singh takes stock of SDRF activities, reviews disaster preparedness

open view news desk SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 13: The Commandant General Home Guards, Civil Defence and SDRF, V. K. Singh, today convened a meeting here to take stock of disaster preparedness and activities of SDRF, HG, and CD volunteers during the recent heavy snowfall in the Kashmir division. The […]

Navin Choudhary assumes office as Principal Secy I&C Deptt

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBRUARY 13: NavinK Choudhary today took over the charge as Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce and chaired an introductory meeting with the heads of key wings of the department. The Principal Secretary inquired about the administrative and field functionary set up of Industries, […]

75 % roads cleared, adequate supply of essential commodities ensured: Div Com Jmu

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBRUARY 12: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Kumar today said that more than 75 percent of roads in Jammu Division have been cleared and rest will be restored within two to three days which were blocked due to heavy snowfall and incessant rains. IG […]

Thai election commission moves to dissolve party linked to princess

Thailand’s election commission on Wednesday asked the constitutional court to dissolve a party that proposed a princess as candidate for prime minister, a potentially serious blow to the political aspirations of the kingdom’s powerful Shinawatra clan. Junta-ruled Thailand has sunk into political chaos since Friday, when Princess Ubolratana’s […]

Meghan ‘vilified’ by press like Diana: Clooney

Meghan Markle is being ‘vilified and chased’ by the tabloid press in the same way the late princess Diana was, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has told an Australian magazine. Clooney, a close friend of Markle and husband Prince Harry, warned of “history repeating” itself with the increasingly feverish […]

Philippines arrests journalist Maria Ressa on libel charge

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in her Manila office on Wednesday in what rights advocates called an act of “persecution”. Her detention on a charge of “cyber libel” is a dramatic escalation in the legal pressure bearing down on […]

Global unemployment down, but too many working poor: UN

The global unemployment rate inched down last year, the UN said Wednesday, warning though that jobs often failed to guarantee decent living, with some 700 million workers wallowing in poverty. Unemployment around the world fell last year to 5.0 percent — from 5.1 percent in 2017 — for […]

Irrfan Khan back in India

Mumbai, Feb 13: Critically-acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan is back in India after undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour in London. The 52-year-old actor revealed last year in March that he was suffering from neuroendocrine tumour and has been away from the limelight since then.  “He is back in India from […]

Twelve children injured in blast at school in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India – At least 12 students were injured in an explosion at a school in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, police said, though the cause of the blast was not immediately clear. The Indian part of Kashmir, a Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, has been plagued […]

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